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Uma Thornton has accepted a once-in-a-lifetime assignment in Alaska, America’s newest state, but when an unexpected affair with her boss leaves her pregnant, tragedy strikes. Alone, with no job prospects, Uma finds herself just like others in the dysfunctional family she left behind. She heads back to Texas to find the only person she’s ever been able to count on—her brother, Tom.
Uma had no intention of staying on at the Big B Ranch once she found Tom, but Bix Crandall—cowboy, rancher, owner of Big B Enterprises—has other plans. He tries to guilt her into staying and working as his assistant. When her lover’s family plan to take her baby away from her, she has no choice but to accept Bix’s proposal. Uma must gather her courage to save her baby and examine what being part of a family really means.
When Grace Belding moves back to her hometown of Mineral Wells, Texas, she brings with her a young son and a secret that could potentially destroy their lives.
Grainger Davis is the local deputy sheriff. His attentions could spell disaster for Grace if he asks too many questions.
As Grace finally lets her guard down and becomes comfortable in her new life, dangers surface that threaten to unravel the well-crafted lies that keep her and her son safe.
Grace must learn to trust Grainger. With a secret of his own, Grainger must learn to trust Grace. Is their love strong enough to face the dangers together?
When Maggie Lancaster's uncle sent her to Texas to care for Cousin Annabelle's children, Maggie didn't expect Annabelle's husband to be disdainful or her cousin's murderer to show up at their ranch.
Jeb Sutton assumed his wife's cousin to be as useless and complaining as Annabelle had been, but he was surprised when Maggie adjusted to her new surroundings with ease. His children adored her and she loved them, too. Soon his attitude toward Maggie began to change.
When Maggie's former suitor shows up, it's time for Jeb to make his feelings clear and ask Maggie to stay forever.